I didn't even know he'd left!
Welcome back, Marcus, and thanks for getting that DAZ figure material bug sorted
It's fair to say that Marcus is kicking arse, but what would be even more arse-kickingly cool would be if he could work his powers on the team to ensure that one of the "official" plugins that is being kept secret, is either DAZ Studio or Poser (or both). I'll be honest here, I'm a bit concerned now that I read all this Autodesk stuff, because to me, Autodesk means "Not Affordable", and I get the feeling the only official plugins will be for Autodesk software.
I hope not, because users of both DAZ Studio and Poser are both crying out for something like Octane to run in the viewport of those programs. If you were able to get Octane working in the DAZ Studio viewport and sold it on DAZ, I'm guessing absolutely every CUDA-equipped DS artist will buy a copy of Octane. I mean who in the right mind, wouldn't?
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